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  Reply # 629874 24-May-2012 13:51 Send private message

P1n3apqlExpr3ss: At the person that has a 2degrees One X, what RUU area is is?

Eg: 1.28.xxx.doesntmatter, what are the Xs?


1.28.728.9




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  Reply # 629875 24-May-2012 13:54 Send private message

corksta:
n4:
corksta:
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corksta: So does anyone know what versions the 2degrees and Vodafone sold One X's are running? Are they 1.26 as well or have they already received updates?


I have a 2degrees HOX, that came with 1.26 but got the 1.28 upgrade OTA about two weeks ago. No sign of 1.29 as yet.


Did you notice much of a difference going from 1.26 to 1.28?


Hard to say as it was within the first two weeks of having the phone, so it was not a stable environment for testing :-) I could not honestly put my finger on any differences. Battery life is currently OK, but then i frequently charge my phone at home and at my desk at work so no reliable basis for comparison there either. I'm just waiting for 1.29 (radio upgrade) so I can go to a custom ROM and get rid of that stupid menu bar on half the apps I use.


The reason I ask is that there are two things that irk me about the phone. The first is the battery life (I barely make it through a work day), and I'm doing the same stuff on this phone as I was with my iPhone 4S which would last almost 24 hours. The second is the random, but often, lag when swiping between home screens depending on what's on them which for me just ruins the overall experience of using the phone.

I'm too new to Android to know the answer but some apps have much smoother scrolling than others so I don't know if those are directly related to the app or falls into the same boat as the system lag.

I'd heard that 1.28 and above addressed both of these issues.

From what I've seen of the Samsung Galaxy S III it looks to be super smooth so I'm hoping something happens soon, because to be honest those two issues I have are enough to make me want to switch!


Now that you mention it I did notice some lag in the early days that I can't say I have noticed lately, so yes I would concur that 1.28 has helped in that respect. However I also have dropped the Sense launcher in favour of Apex so that may have helped as well. If you really like Sense (ie the widgets) then there is a 'fixed' version a.k.a. Rosie available on xda which has some fixes to swiping lag that you should check out.




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  Reply # 629904 24-May-2012 14:20 Send private message

n4:
corksta:
n4:
corksta:
n4:
corksta: So does anyone know what versions the 2degrees and Vodafone sold One X's are running? Are they 1.26 as well or have they already received updates?


I have a 2degrees HOX, that came with 1.26 but got the 1.28 upgrade OTA about two weeks ago. No sign of 1.29 as yet.


Did you notice much of a difference going from 1.26 to 1.28?


Hard to say as it was within the first two weeks of having the phone, so it was not a stable environment for testing :-) I could not honestly put my finger on any differences. Battery life is currently OK, but then i frequently charge my phone at home and at my desk at work so no reliable basis for comparison there either. I'm just waiting for 1.29 (radio upgrade) so I can go to a custom ROM and get rid of that stupid menu bar on half the apps I use.


The reason I ask is that there are two things that irk me about the phone. The first is the battery life (I barely make it through a work day), and I'm doing the same stuff on this phone as I was with my iPhone 4S which would last almost 24 hours. The second is the random, but often, lag when swiping between home screens depending on what's on them which for me just ruins the overall experience of using the phone.

I'm too new to Android to know the answer but some apps have much smoother scrolling than others so I don't know if those are directly related to the app or falls into the same boat as the system lag.

I'd heard that 1.28 and above addressed both of these issues.

From what I've seen of the Samsung Galaxy S III it looks to be super smooth so I'm hoping something happens soon, because to be honest those two issues I have are enough to make me want to switch!


Now that you mention it I did notice some lag in the early days that I can't say I have noticed lately, so yes I would concur that 1.28 has helped in that respect. However I also have dropped the Sense launcher in favour of Apex so that may have helped as well. If you really like Sense (ie the widgets) then there is a 'fixed' version a.k.a. Rosie available on xda which has some fixes to swiping lag that you should check out.


Yeah see I don't really know the first thing about all this stuff and wouldn't know how to do it, I just can't quite get me head around it all even though I'm sure it's pretty easy!




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  Reply # 629996 24-May-2012 17:37 Send private message

corksta:

Yeah see I don't really know the first thing about all this stuff and wouldn't know how to do it, I just can't quite get me head around it all even though I'm sure it's pretty easy!


Trying out Apex is really easy, you just install it from the Google Play store. Then when you press home, you will get a choice of launchers, HTC Sense and Apex. You can try out Apex and if you don't like it you can just uninstall it. If you want to keep it, then the next time you are asked to choose you just make it the default.

Using the fixed one from xda should be basically the same but you would have to download and install (sideload) the app rather than using the store.




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  Reply # 630020 24-May-2012 19:16 Send private message

n4:
corksta:

Yeah see I don't really know the first thing about all this stuff and wouldn't know how to do it, I just can't quite get me head around it all even though I'm sure it's pretty easy!


Trying out Apex is really easy, you just install it from the Google Play store. Then when you press home, you will get a choice of launchers, HTC Sense and Apex. You can try out Apex and if you don't like it you can just uninstall it. If you want to keep it, then the next time you are asked to choose you just make it the default.

Using the fixed one from xda should be basically the same but you would have to download and install (sideload) the app rather than using the store.


Yeah sorry I just assumed that Apex was a custom ROM, didn't realise it was an app! I tried it out and it's pretty smooth, kind of how the One X should have been out of the box!




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  Reply # 630024 24-May-2012 19:34 Send private message

n4:

Trying out Apex is really easy, you just install it from the Google Play store. Then when you press home, you will get a choice of launchers, HTC Sense and Apex. You can try out Apex and if you don't like it you can just uninstall it. If you want to keep it, then the next time you are asked to choose you just make it the default.

Using the fixed one from xda should be basically the same but you would have to download and install (sideload) the app rather than using the store.


It only seems to have a small subset of widgets available compared to the stock Sense launcher. Is there a way to access the Sense ones that I'm missing, or are they incompatible with Apex?

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  Reply # 630040 24-May-2012 20:11 Send private message

Which widgets are the ones you use? Many are replaceable by other apps in the Play Store (some of which are much better in terms of functionality to boot).




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  Reply # 630041 24-May-2012 20:13 Send private message

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n4:

Trying out Apex is really easy, you just install it from the Google Play store. Then when you press home, you will get a choice of launchers, HTC Sense and Apex. You can try out Apex and if you don't like it you can just uninstall it. If you want to keep it, then the next time you are asked to choose you just make it the default.

Using the fixed one from xda should be basically the same but you would have to download and install (sideload) the app rather than using the store.


It only seems to have a small subset of widgets available compared to the stock Sense launcher. Is there a way to access the Sense ones that I'm missing, or are they incompatible with Apex?


Yeah, those are the 'stock' Android widgets HTC have left in. The missing ones are Sense widgets which only work with the Sense launcher. You can either look for equivalent widgets on the Play store (eg Fancy Widget) or try the 'Rosie' launcher from xda which is Sense based and so works with all the widgets (afaik).




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  Reply # 630073 24-May-2012 21:44 Send private message

NZtechfreak: Which widgets are the ones you use? Many are replaceable by other apps in the Play Store (some of which are much better in terms of functionality to boot).


I use the following widgets:-
- Evernote
- FriendStream
- Calendar
- Controls for HTC music player
- Clock/weather
- Google Search
- Messages
- People (can probably lose this one without shedding a tear)
- Calculator



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  Reply # 630102 24-May-2012 22:42 Send private message

dclegg:
NZtechfreak: Which widgets are the ones you use? Many are replaceable by other apps in the Play Store (some of which are much better in terms of functionality to boot).


I use the following widgets:-
- Evernote
- FriendStream
- Calendar
- Controls for HTC music player
- Clock/weather
- Google Search
- Messages
- People (can probably lose this one without shedding a tear)
- Calculator




Of the top of my head most of those are replicable.

APW Widgets has Calendar, Friendstream, People covered
There are lots of good clock widgets - Beautiful Widgets is a great one (also the aforementioned Fancy Widgets)
Controls for the HTC music player probably won't work outside of Sense (although maybe on that other launcher mentioned) - you really should try out PowerAMP though, it has a free trial too and then it's widgets/lockscreen controls/notification drawer controls will work with all other launchers
Evernote will come with the Evernote app, so not Sense specific
Calculator will be available with other widgets I'm sure
Google Search should be on the phone regardless of launcher

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  Reply # 630136 25-May-2012 08:06 Send private message

NZtechfreak:
Of the top of my head most of those are replicable.

APW Widgets has Calendar, Friendstream, People covered
There are lots of good clock widgets - Beautiful Widgets is a great one (also the aforementioned Fancy Widgets)
Controls for the HTC music player probably won't work outside of Sense (although maybe on that other launcher mentioned) - you really should try out PowerAMP though, it has a free trial too and then it's widgets/lockscreen controls/notification drawer controls will work with all other launchers
Evernote will come with the Evernote app, so not Sense specific
Calculator will be available with other widgets I'm sure
Google Search should be on the phone regardless of launcher

:)


Thanks for the list. I do have some of those covered already, such as Evernote.

As for PowerAmp, I did take the trial for for a spin. I found myself gravitating back to the Sense player, partly due to the highly superficial reason of PowerAmp having a case of the supermegafuglies. But also because it has a really annoying habit of starting to play the song followed by a slight pause when you skip to the next track. I may have to revisit it though, as I did love the extra control it gives over the sound output (which should be the most important feature of any music player)

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  Reply # 630138 25-May-2012 08:19 Send private message

There are skins available for PowerAMP in the Play Store. One X is the only phone I've ever had with that tiny skip at the beginning of the song, I agree annoying.

In relation to those widgets APW widgets is a really nice pack with heaps of widgets and there are lots of skins available for them, much prefer it to the Sense ones for the customisability.




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  Reply # 630393 25-May-2012 15:13 Send private message

Quick query to those who have more experience with Android phones:

I have a Telecom HTC One X connected to an Exchange server using the default Mail program. The data usage is about 0.5MB per hour regardless of how many emails are received / sent. This is OK in NZ but will be a problem when roaming. In comparison, the GMail app uses 80KB a day.

Any suggestions on why the Mail usage is so high?

The settings are: 10KB per email, don't download attachments, poll every 15 min during peak time, download past 14 days emails, HTML format, only sync the Inbox.

Any and all help appreciated.

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  Reply # 630571 25-May-2012 23:36 Send private message

Here's my camera guess comparison thing:

Guess which photo was taken with the One X (other was taken with an Incredible S)





Close up mode was used on One X, auto on Inc S. Both shots used touch-to-focus to get the best possible shot

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  Reply # 630573 25-May-2012 23:47 Send private message

They've clearly got different focus points, despite the pre-focusing.

Colours on the second are much more pleasing, although no way for me to know whether they are more accurate since I wasn't there.

I would think the first is the HOX one due to the exposure, likely as a result of the BSI sensor.

How about some full res versions of the images from somewhere so we can see how much noise is in each?




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